8 thoughts on “Name That Animal

  1. Like the ring-necked pheasant, chukars (which is what the bird is) are non-native to the US but released for hunting purposes. I’ve seen them pop up in California shelters from time to time.

  2. I’ll go with everyone else! I’ve seen these here in California, had them identified for me as a kind of non-native partridge, but I don’t know their proper name.


    Everybody wins! This is a chukar partridge. From the Wiki entry for this animal:

    The Chukar Partridge or Chukar (Alectoris chukar) is a Eurasian upland gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae.
    The species has been introduced into many other places and feral populations have established themselves in parts of North America and New Zealand.

  4. Now why in the heck would anyone want to hunt something so lovely?

    No replies expected. That was my rhetorical question for today :-)

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